Drowned out We Can't Wish Them Away (2002)

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  • Featuring

    Nina Wadia

  • Director

    Franny Armstrong

  • Country

    United Kingdom

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  • Category

    Non Fiction


Documentary about an Indian family who decide to stay at home and drown rather than move out of the way for the Narmada dam. They - like the other 250,000 people in the river valley being displaced by the dam - were faced with three choices: move to the slums in the city, accept a place at a resettlement site or stay at home and drown. Filmed over a three year period, follows the Jalsindi villagers of central India through hunger strikes, rallies, police brutality and a six year Supreme Court case, and stays with them as the dam fills and the river starts to rise. Also traces bestselling author Arundhati Roy's participation in the fight against the dam.

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